March 25, 2013

Palak Paneer / Spinach Paneer

Palak Paneer is an North Indian dish that uses  spinach and cottage cheese . Smooth creamy thick curry 

made from  pureed spinach and milk. You can substitute heavy cream in the place of milk , that gives a  great creamy sauce consistency . But I usually go with milk as I prepare this yummy dish frequently .It is a very popular dish in Indian restaurants worldwide  and the creamy taste will sure make us love it. This is also a very healthy dish  for kids and the taste never fails to attract them .  This is so perfect for rotis and naan . Try this creamy palak paneer and enjoy with your loved ones…..







Palak – 2 bunches

Paneer – 150 gms

Onion – 1big sized , finely chopped

Tomato – 1 , chopped

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Green chilly – 1 , chopped

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp

Corriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

Cumin powder / Jeeraga thool – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Kasoorimethi leaves – 1 tsp

Milk – 1/2 cup or 100ml   /  Fresh cream – 3 tbsp

Salt as needed

Oil – 2 tbsp


For Tempering


Cumin Seeds / Jeeragam – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon / Pattai – 2 small sticks

Cardamom / Elachi – 1

Cloves / Kirambu – 1

Bay leaves / Biriyani ilai – 1




Grab your needed ingredients.




Cube the paneer and fry it in oil and soak in hot water till use.



Clean the palak leaves with lots of water and chop them.



Pop it in a microwave safe dish with 1/2 cup water and keep in high for 2 mins. (You can use stove top too , just add the palak in half cup of boiling water for 2-3 mins.) Let them cool and grind to a fine paste using a mixer.



Heat oil in a kadai . Splutter cumin seeds followed by the whole spices and fry for a min.



Add the onions and green chillies and fry till the onion turns soft  .



Add turmeric powder and mix well.




Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off .



Then add the tomatoes and cook till mushy.



Now throw in the corriander powder , cumin powder and chilli powder and give a good mix.



Pour in the palak paste with a little water and allow to boil for 4-5 mins in medium flame.Stir inbetween . (Always add less water as we are adding milk at the end. If you add more water then the gravy will become so thinner after we add the milk.)



Crush the kasoori methi leaves between your palm and add it to the palak gravy.Add garam masala and salt and mix well.




Add in the panner and allow to boil for 2 more mins.



Now pour in the milk and mix well and check for seasoning and boil for another 2-3 mins and switch off the flame.


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Now the creamy yummy palak panner is ready .


Recipe Source :  Vahrehvah

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Komala Devi said...

yummy recipe tamil.. Superb picture explanation.. going to try this..

meena said...

my favorite.superbly done.

Unknown said...

looks yum Rasi, nice step by step clicks

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very yumm palak akka...

Biny's Recipes said...

i love it with almost anythg...good substitute for cream

Menaga Sathia said...

one of my fav recipe,looks yumm..

Suja Manoj said...

Rich and tempting curry,love the combo

divya said...

Makes me drool..tempting

Unknown said...

very well explained and palak paneer looks yumm :)

Priya Suresh said...

Give me that bowl,love to enjoy with some parathas.

Akila said...

Delicious paneer dish
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Chitz said...

Very yummy lookin palak paneer.. You have a great space here.. Happy to follow u...

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Unknown said...

tempting curry.. goes well with roti..

eshoboshoaahare.blogspot.in said...

Yummy Palak Paneer... Its my fav one too...yours looks rich and yummy...

Nava K said...

So good, so tasty and so flavorful. One of my fav and if given a choice, will probably eat like anytime.

Merry Tummy said...

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Unknown said...

Palak paneer looks so yummy! Wonderful pictures! Thanks for stopping by my space!

Shabbu said...

Tempting and delicious...

Nilu A said...

I love paalak paneer ..I prepare it almost the same way, but I boil the tomatoes with the palak.. nice preparation.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog... http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

kala said...

thissss is my heartyyyy favvv dish

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, something new to me but it sure look inviting. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

Have a nice week ahead.

Suresh Urs said...

It's tempting alot. Thanks for posting such an nice great recipe. Click for Beverage Recipes .

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